The Boston 471 (47mm)
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The Boston 471 (47mm)

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The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)
The Boston 471 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 471 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this truly unforgettable watch initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1926 — the Boston 471. This historic watch boasts an incredibly unique dial with dark golden numerals and a distinct charcoal background. The front of the piece also displays a utilitarian subdial and sumptuous gold-plated solid arrow watch hands. We emphasized the watch’s unusual and stunning dial by pairing it with our robust Machined Titanium case, and we topped it off with a gold-plated crown, matching the dial’s watch hands. On the back, you can view the pocket watch’s original Premier-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and center bridge plate. The back of the piece also boasts 21 remarkable jewels, keeping these beautiful gold-plated gears spinning. Finally, we equipped this stunning watch with our comfortable, hand-crafted Rye leather watch strap, tying together this splendid one-of-a-kind piece.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this eye-catching watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1926 — the same year legendary American icon Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Griffith was known for various works in film and television, including A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, Matlock, and The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to being an accomplished actor, he was also a southern gospel singer and writer, and he was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. He received other various recognitions for his achievements in media, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Grammy Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even his own museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 25595451
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 471 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this truly unforgettable watch initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1926 — the Boston 471. This historic watch boasts an incredibly unique dial with dark golden numerals and a distinct charcoal background. The front of the piece also displays a utilitarian subdial and sumptuous gold-plated solid arrow watch hands. We emphasized the watch’s unusual and stunning dial by pairing it with our robust Machined Titanium case, and we topped it off with a gold-plated crown, matching the dial’s watch hands. On the back, you can view the pocket watch’s original Premier-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and center bridge plate. The back of the piece also boasts 21 remarkable jewels, keeping these beautiful gold-plated gears spinning. Finally, we equipped this stunning watch with our comfortable, hand-crafted Rye leather watch strap, tying together this splendid one-of-a-kind piece.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this eye-catching watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1926 — the same year legendary American icon Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Griffith was known for various works in film and television, including A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, Matlock, and The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to being an accomplished actor, he was also a southern gospel singer and writer, and he was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. He received other various recognitions for his achievements in media, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Grammy Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and even his own museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

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